jamais

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See also: ja mais

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French ja més, jamés (ever), from Latin iam magis (yet more). Compare Spanish jamás, Italian giammai and Portuguese jamais.

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jamais

  1. (ne ... jamais) never
    Je ne l’ai jamais vueI’ve never seen her
  2. ever
    Es-tu jamais allé en France ?Have you ever been to France?

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French ja més, jamés (ever), from Latin iam magis (yet more).

Adverb[edit]

jamais

  1. ever

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese jamais, from Old Provençal ja mais, from Latin iam magis. Cognate with Galician xamais, Spanish jamás, Occitan jamai, French jamais and Italian giammai.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

jamais (not comparable)

  1. never.
    Jamais estive na Inglaterra.I’ve never been to England.